Up to 40 four-year fully-funded EPSRC PhD Studentships available for September 2017

Internationally-renowned water research centres

Annual residential summer-school, weekly research seminars and social events


Recent News

Smart Water Conference

Professor Zoran Kapelan will give an invited talk at the SMi’s 6th Annual Smart Water Systems conference held in the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London on 24-25 April 2017. The conference is packed with high quality speakers from the water industry. They will be addressing a wide range of topics related to smart water systems. […]

Transferable Skills Event

In April 2017 WISE students are joining up with another Centre for Doctoral Training, STREAM, for a special three day event at the University of Exeter. A number of key speakers from the University aims to give students of both programmes a lively balance of transferable and leadership skills. The workshops and talks will help […]

Industry Day Huge Success

On 17 March, WISE held a successful event that brought together its PhD students with major organisations from the water industry and hydraulic engineering.  WISE students met key figures from over a dozen national and international organisations, such as Arup, Natural England and Thames Water. The event was hosted by HR Wallingford, an independent engineering organisation […]

WISE student works with Wessex Water

  WISE PhD student Joshua Myrans has been working with Wessex Water on a project to identify faults in wastewater networks. In a recent visit to its headquarters Joshua demonstrated his work, presenting his refined fault detection methodology, which was developed with footage provided by their sewer rehabilitation team. This opportunity was a chance to […]

Upcoming WISE Industry Day – Friday 17 March 2017

This networking event aims to explore the ways in which organisations can engage with WISE CDT research students to tackle the challenges they face. The aim is to stimulate new partnerships and identify research project areas with industrial collaborators. WISE CDT students and academics will be available for discussions on potential new partnerships.   Entry […]

Exeter visit from Jan Vreeburg

Next month on 10 February Jan Vreeburg is visiting WISE students in Exeter for a special seminar. Jan is Associate Professor at Wageningen University. Jan Vreeburg is an expert in the field of distribution of potable water, water quality in the networks, asset management and new concepts for design and operation of networks. Dr Vreeburg […]

  WISE CDT provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in shaping their own research topic. This, coupled with the wide range of skills they will acquire by completing all that the postgraduate school offers, makes them very attractive prospective recruits for the Water industry.

David Evans, Director, Natural Energy Wyre

  WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.

G4 Alliance

  Wessex Water is seeing the emergence of skills and knowledge gaps in common with other companies in the water sector…. The WISE CDT helps address these gaps by providing leading interdisciplinary training across the subject areas of water engineering and informatics which are vital for the future of this industry and highly pertinent to our company.

Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water

  “It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research,”

Professor John Banyard OBE